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Hey everyone-

Just thought I'd let you know that the blog and forum are now hooked up with both Amazon and Newegg for their affiliate programs.

This means, that if you're thinking of making a purchase, and you click through these links, not only will you be getting the best prices, you'll be supporting the forum!




Either use the links above, or check out tonymacx86.com or the blog http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/ for direct links and searches to these online stores.


USER HARDWARE RECOMMENDATIONS

If you want to recommend a product, I've added a deep-linking option. Find the product page on Amazon, and click the Style Button in the editing bar. It will then create a link that will reference the site. For example, if you have a P55M-UD2, and would like to recommend it,

1. Find the product by searching http://www.amazon.com or http://www.newegg.com

2. Paste the product link into your post and click Amazon or newegg in the bbcode bar as shown here:



3. The forum software will then automatically wrap the URL in the proper code brackets.

That's it- just submit as you would any forum post- the code will identify and reference tonymacx86.com! Thanks in advance for helping out! :thumbup:

Let me know if you have any questions! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 
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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

Excellent idea! :mrgreen: You'll be able to retire on the proceeds from this site soon ;) Seriously - great move. As people are often providing links to NewEgg products in replies, is there an easy way we can add the affiliate tag to these links so you get credit for any purchases made through the links we provide in the forum?
 
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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

carbine said:
is there an easy way we can add the affiliate tag to these links so you get credit for any purchases made through the links we provide in the forum?
:thumbup: :clap: +1
 

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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

carbine said:
Excellent idea! :mrgreen: You'll be able to retire on the proceeds from this site soon ;) Seriously - great move. As people are often providing links to NewEgg products in replies, is there an easy way we can add the affiliate tag to these links so you get credit for any purchases made through the links we provide in the forum?

Just added some links to the top post- you can use these ;)
 
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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

Not exactly what I was thinking. I was hoping we could do something like:

"http://newegg.com/some_fancy_graphics_card_or_DDR3_link&credit=give_tonymac_credit"

so they click the link and it takes them directly to the product we're hawking and if they buy it on that site visit, you get credit.

So we just have to append the magical '&credit=give_tonymac_credit' to the end of each link we post
 

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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

carbine said:
Not exactly what I was thinking. I was hoping we could do something like:

"http://newegg.com/some_fancy_graphics_card_or_DDR3_link&credit=give_tonymac_credit"

so they click the link and it takes them directly to the product we're hawking and if they buy it on that site visit, you get credit.

So we just have to append the magical '&credit=give_tonymac_credit' to the end of each link we post

Unfortunately NewEgg uses a third party for their referrals, so it's bouncing through a couple sites before it gets to NewEgg (and once it does there's no way to know what part of the URL string is referring to Tony).
 

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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

Found a way to do this, but it can't be done by users. It requires a bit of searching on our part- there are deep links available for every product in the NewEgg catalog- so for example here are direct links to the Micro-ATX Gigabyte P55 Boards.

Newegg.com - Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-388783...l-_-GIGABYTE-_-13128405&cjsku=N82E16813128405

Newegg.com - Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4
http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-3887834...l-_-GIGABYTE-_-13128404&cjsku=N82E16813128404

And here are a few popular graphics cards:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GeForce 9800 GT GV-N98TSL-1GI Video Card
http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-388783...s-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125282&cjsku=N82E16814125282

Newegg.com - EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1255-AR Video Card
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-388783...Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130433&cjsku=N82E16814130433

Maybe we need some kind of table with popular compatible hardware to post- and to refer to. It will take some legwork, but I think this is the way to go. ;)
 
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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

Found a way to do this, but it can't be done by users.
How about adding a "Style" like the being [newegg=] which will add the prefix for the redirect and encode the newegg URL...

Alternatively (easier to implement + easier on the users + will work also on historic links), how about post-processing (upon presentation) URLs that point to newegg.com to be mangled with the [url]http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3887834-10440897?url= prefix ?
 

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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

Lnx2Mac said:
tonymacx86 said:
Found a way to do this, but it can't be done by users.
How about adding a "Style" like the being [newegg=] which will add the prefix for the redirect and encode the newegg URL...

Alternatively (easier to implement + easier on the users + will work also on historic links), how about post-processing (upon presentation) URLs that point to newegg.com to be mangled with the [url="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3887834-10440897?url="]http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3887834-10440897?url= prefix ?

Issue is that there's a specific prefix AND suffix for the url- which is tied to a SKU code per product. Your idea of adding a style link or url 'mangler' is exactly what we need to do- I've contacted them to see if we can set it up.

Thanks for the feedback everyone! :mrgreen:
 
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Re: tonymacx86 Affiliates - Recommended Online Stores

hey tony,

great idea! too bad i made a purchase the day before you posted the affiliate links :(

i will be posting my specs soon. so, until then keep up the good work and..

cheers!

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